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111 River St, Leland, MI 49654-5039
+1 231-256-9834
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good45%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“chubby mary” (29 reviews)
“chowder” (43 reviews)
“caesar salad” (20 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
$$ - $$$
111 River St, Leland, MI 49654-5039
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We were there on a beautiful day in June. 25 minute wait for a table on the patio, worth the wait. Staff was attentive and food very good. A little on the pricey side, but to be expected in a tourist town. Had the white...More

Thank Sherry T
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I had the walleye fish and chips, my wife had the prime tenderloin burger. Both were very good and came out in, what seemed like, 2 minutes. I'm sure it was longer, but we were both shocked at how fast the food came to the...More

Thank Skip W
Reviewed 2 days ago

We were happy to be allowed to have our dog sit near us in the outdoor seating along the river in Rick's Café, part of the Cove. My wife had a chicken sandwich and I had burger. The young man would waited on us was...More

Thank Mark R
Reviewed 6 days ago

The best part of this restaurant is its location right on the fast running river. Had a great chicken wrap. Good friendly service. As with everything in this part of Michigan it is a little overpriced.

Thank Jerry K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited fish town yesterday with friends. Very windy and cool, so decided to have lunch inside upstairs with a great view of the harbor and dam. Toasty warm, great server, Heather and nice local white fish.

Thank DJ V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in for a burger and drinks on the patio to sit by the water. It wasn't very busy but had to wait for awhile for the server. After giving our non-alcoholic drink orders along with a water for each of us, only one water...More

Thank GertrudeDetroit
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In all the years that I have been to Leland, I have never been able to get into the Cove for dinner so I made reservations ahead of time this time. No need, it was early enough in the season to get a table. I...More

Thank Pati B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Filet mignon and Great Lakes Sampler were delicious and perfectly prepared. Restaurant and bar are decorated with a lot of thought and talent ... love the display of vintage boat motors. A must try when visiting historic Fishtown.

Thank mamawren3
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is a quaint, fishing themed restaurant in Fishtown. We had lunch on a cold, rainy day, so we had the famous Seafood Chowder. It was very good! Service was good. Would go back.

Thank Susan B
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

One of my favorite restaurants! Be sure to include in your visit to the Lelanau Peninsula. Part of the unique atmosphere of Fishtown in Leland!

Thank Rmhb
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Monica W
Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?
23 August 2016|
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Response from vkngprints | Reviewed this property |
My answer is simple. Give them a call and ask.
Do you close in the fall for the season? If so, when do you close?
13 May 2016|
Response from juliethelibrarian | Reviewed this property |
I think calling them is the best bet. They had limited hours before mothers day when we went up in early spring.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 111 River St, Leland, MI 49654-5039
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Leelanau County  >  Leland
  • Phone Number: +1 231-256-9834
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